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Dish: C.298-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified Valencian pottery




Tin-glazed earthenware plate decorated in pale yellowish-gold lustre

Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed cream overall and painted in yellowish-gold lustre. Circular with sloping sides and central depression with a small, flattened boss. The sides are divided into six panels, decorated alternately with a lily or leaf reserved in a lustred ground, and cross-hatching on a plain ground. Round the rim there is a border of alternating circular motifs separated by horizontal strokes, all over four concentric circles (somewhat like a necklace). The reverse is decorated with concentric circles; four narrow, one wide, five narrow, one wide and five narrow.


History note: Unknown before H.S. Reitlinger (d. 1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991

Legal notes

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 23.4 cm
Height: 4.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991-04-29) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


16th Century
Circa 1500 - 1600

Components of the work

Decoration composed of reduced-pigment lustre ( yellowish-gold from copper)

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Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label with serrated edge

  • Text: 158
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in penciml
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.298-1991
Primary reference Number: 74265
Packing number: EURCER 135
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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